TT 2014’s official launch to be streamed on YouTube

Gethin Jones will present Tuesday evening's TT launch at the Villa Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Gethin Jones will present Tuesday evening's TT launch at the Villa Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

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TT 2014’s official launch night on Tuesday will be streamed live from the Villa Marina on the the event’s official YouTube channel. has its own channel on YouTube and footage is uploaded throughout the year.

In total, all the YouTube TT video clips had over 43 million views during 2013 with a total viewing time of 301 years.

The launch evening, hosted by TV Presenter Gethin Jones with support from established TT commentators, and ex-competitors, Steve Parrish and James Whitham, will feature a chat show and interviews with all of the leading TT riders who will be reliving their 2013 campaigns and discussing their 2014 plans as well as big screen video edits replaying the highlights from last year’s meeting.

Topping the bill will be the Morecambe Missile - 20-time race winner John McGuinness, still the outright lap record holder.

Other race winners appearing include Ian Hutchinson, returning to the TT on a factory Yamaha after missing 2013 with injury, four-time 2013 race winner Michael Dunlop, who will be revealing his thoughts on his new BMW factory ride, 2011 Supersport winner Gary Johnson, nine-time race winner Bruce Anstey, four-time TT champion Michael Rutter and Kawasaki rider James Hillier, who achieved his maiden TT race victory in the 2013 Lightweight TT.

Joining them on the sofa will be the TT’s fastest ever newcomer Josh Brookes, Tyco Suzuki rider William Dunlop, the fast-talking Dean Harrison, who achieved his first podium in the 2013 meeting, ex-factory Honda rider Keith Amor, who is returning to the TT after a two-year absence and Ramsey’s Conor Cummins.

Fans will also get the chance to hear from race newcomers Martin Jessopp, Peter Hickman and ex-Moto3 star Danny Webb as they prepare to tackle the Mountain Course for the first time.

Sixteen-time champion Dave Molyneux and his passenger Patrick Farrance will be representing the sidecars while last year’s Sure Race One winning team Tim Reeves and Dan Sayle will also be appearing.

Tickets for the Villa Marina launch event are available from the Villa box office on 600555 or via the Villa Gaiety website priced £5. Doors open at 7pm and evening starts at 7.30pm.

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